The hosts of Fox & Friends wondered Tuesday morning if President Barack Obama even read his intelligence briefing from last year about the growing threat of the Sunni militant group ISIS, or if he left it sitting on his desk and subsequently was uninformed about the danger that has now metastasized across Syria and northern Iraq.
“I want to make sure he’s reading it,” said cohost Brian Kilmeade. “Because the president usually gets briefed, someone telling him from the CIA directly, like Michael Hayden, this is what’s going on. Evidently the president said, ‘Leave the document, I’ll read it.’ And he never had follow-up questions. Was he reading it?”
“That’s a great question,” said cohost Steve Doocy. (Unfortunately there was no high-five.) “Remember before 9/11, the presidential daily briefing, apparently there was some passage talking about the rise of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda? So they went back and they pinned that on the George Bush administration, saying, ‘It was right there in it. Did he read it?’ We don’t know if this president has read it. You would hope so! Everybody is talking about it. We’re talking about it!”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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